"The discovery of this concert was how impressively young conductor, Ben Gernon, handled not just the evanescent textures of Alasdair Nicolson’s Shadows, but also two less-championed works by Britten and Tchaikovsky… Gernon infused the piece [Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem] with snarling, queasy energy, without skimping on detail. His ear for balance and colour was even better deployed in a finely spun performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.1."
The Times, November 2017
"Gernon is seeing his career take some big steps forward this year. His clear, decisive hand movements guaranteed a keen performance of Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem… [He] profited by keeping an acute eye on detail and the BBC Symphony Orchestra rewarded him with a spirited performance."
Financial Times, November 2017